May 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Remember When Ballroom

The octogenarians at Presbyterian Community of Columbia will open their ears and take a trip down Memory Lane on the evening of May 26, when Bob Knox and his Blue Serenade Orchestra play a program of Big Band Swing Music. More...

Bob Knox & His Blue Serenade Orchestra

Bob Knox and his Blue Serenade Orchestra has been playing music of the 30s, 40s and 50s in the Columbia area since the band formed in 1999. More...

Political ambitions drive Richland County's party leaders

Eric Davis, Richland County Republican Party chairman

After Eric Davis attended his first Republican Party precinct meeting in 1997, he discovered his desire to influence public policy and the people those rules affect. More...

Business

Briefs

Cayce charrette Beginning with a public input session at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 19, and ending with a Thursday press conference at 5:30 pm and a public presentation at 6:00 pm, the Master Plan Charrette for the City of Cayce is an intense three- day More...

Exporting expertise

S.C. Senate salutes Stephenson's shirts and shorts

Columbia- based US Development operates under three principals: David Bryant, president; Tom Prioreschi, CEO; and Jeff Prioreschi, executive vice president. More...

Helen Ann Rawlinson of the Richland County Public Library

Local libraries have come a long way in the past 30 years. Before USC's Cooper library was expanded, it was designated the undergraduate library, and McKissick was the graduate library. More...

Society

Artist shares talent with Betty and Sinclair Lewis

Anna Penland, a fourth grader at Hammond School, presented Betty and Sinclair Lewis with an art piece created by Anna at the 100th anniversary service of Shandon United Methodist Church. Sinclair is the oldest living retired Senior Methodist pastor. More...

USC honors Law School Class Members of 1959

Photo by Jim Covington Class Members of the USC Law School Class of 1959 were honored at USC's graduation: Bill Doar, Travis Medlock, Dick Riley, and Ed Mullins More...

Miss Katzman and Mr. Simoneaux exchange vows May 9, 2009

Shayna Katzman of London, England, and Philip Gerald Simoneaux II of Columbia were married at six o'clock in the evening on May 9, 2009, at 300 Canal and Senate in Columbia. Mr. More...

Events

How did the movie "Gone With The Wind" ever hit the screen?

"These pants are killing me," costume designer Robin Gottlieb said. More...

Funniest man in Columbia holds cast in one room

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. Just ask Hunter Boyle, an actor who several have proclaimed to be "the funniest man in Columbia." "Working on a comedy is challenging," the 47- year- old said. More...

Blythewood Beach Bash

featuring The Sensational Epics and Hunter Herring May 23, 5- 10 pm at the Historic Hoffman House Tickets $15 or two for $25...Children under 12 free

Jimmy Anderson began playing guitar with the Epics in 1963 while he was a freshman at Dreher High School. More...

Two Hours From Home

Culture, Commerce, and Kayaking

Clinton, South Carolina Driving Distance: 1 hour 2 minutes from Columbia Located just an hour from Columbia is a special place where you will find friendly citizens, beautiful neighborhoods, and a high quality of life. More...

Part 5: John Lawson, Explorer

If there was ever anyone deserving of a historical road marker in South Carolina, it would have to be John Lawson, the intrepid English explorer, surveyor, and author. More...

Firefighters set the record straight

During these past few weeks, various media sources have been reporting on the City of Columbia's budget issues. More...

On Second Thought

Political Cartoon

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It's not a criticism; It's an observation

Political champions

In a society where notoriety is worshipped, champions of causes are sometimes hard to explain. The latest of these is Carrie Prejean. If you have been taking Advil pm for the last couple of weeks and not paying attention, Ms. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Kicking the kids out of the car

Madlyn Primoff lived the dream. She's the 45- year- old mother from Scarsdale who kicked her 10 and 12- year- old daughters out of the car for fighting. Now, as a result of living the dream, Primoff is living a nightmare. More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN recognizes good neighbors

Neighborhood organizations are an excellent way for people to voice their ideas and concerns. The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods has worked hard to bring residents together for positive exchange. More...

Columbia City Council meets

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, May 6, on the third floor of City Hall. Council member Sam Davis was absent, while all the other members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Melrose Heights neighbors learn danger may be in their own yards

Dangers and dying trees were the topics of the recent Melrose Heights Neighborhood meeting Monday May 11. Officer Calloway spoke on the dangers of the upcoming summer. More...

Education

CN Card Pllayers delliver a fistfull of hits

Grace Zimmerman, Sally Dunaway, John Dixon, and Sarah Hurlbert had a curious love quadrangle in Over and Up. A firstful of hits took the stage at Cardinal Newman May 7, 8, and 9. More...

Students share favorite selections in local oratory event

What do Mother Goose, Jeremiah the prophet, and Patrick Henry have in common? Students who participated in the 2009 FACE Oratorium would be able to tell you. The words of these wellknown people, along with selections from Jane Austen, Robert E. More...

From Eagles to Hornets, it's time to move on

Everyone has heard the saying "when one door closes another one opens." Well, I'm a fifth grader at Rosewood Elementary School, and my friends and I will soon close the Rosewood Door and open a new one at Hand Middle School. More...

Sports

Lady Panthers end Cardinals' championship dreams

Courtney Angotti- Smith scored three goals to lead the Pinewood Prep Lady Panthers to a 4- 1 victory over the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals in the SCISA AAA championship soccer match on Saturday, May 9, held at Porter- Gaud School. More...

No champions, but plenty of winners

Patience, persistence, and practice pay off for the Hammond Skyhawk softball team.

On May 4, in its last regular season contest, Hammond School won its first softball game of the year. It was against the Ben Lippen Falcons. More...

Cardinals lose championship to Panthers in overtime

Brandon Ferro scored two goals as the Pinewood Prep Panthers won their sixth consecutive SCISA AAA soccer championship with a 4- 2 overtime victory over the Cardinal Newman Cardinals on Saturday, May 9 at Porter- Gaud School in Charleston. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition Part 8: Karnak

I paid $1 for this view of Karnak's Temple of Amun. Johnny Carson made Karnak famous, but his turban- wrapped soothsayer was nowhere near historically accurate. More...

Travel trivia

1. What Willie Nelson song was recently voted by World Hum contributors as the top travel song of all time? 2. What Persian word is used throughout the Middle East to describe tipping, charitable giving, and occasionally bribery? More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Invite the neighborhood to a rain garden party

Stopping to smell the flowers

Be the first in your neighborhood to harvest rainwater in your garden and elicit support and assistance from neighbors and community members. More...

Mosquito spraying

The Richland County Mosquito Control Program is preparing for the upcoming season. The program conducts surveillance on mosquito populations, treats larval breeding sites, and sprays for adult mosquitoes in densely populated areas of the county. More...

Junior Master Naturalist program offered this summer

Does hunting bugs or birds, nature journaling or identifying plants sound like fun? Then consider attending the South Carolina Master Naturalist program's one- week Junior Master Naturalist certificate program June 21- 27 or July 5- 11. More...